and now we are hearing that the president of the united states based on his own words issued a directive saying that he wanted to be sure those people on the ground were safe and getting what they needed. it didn't happen. this means either that the president's order was not followed. which would be a breakdown in terms of the white house procedure. or, it means the order wasn't issued. we need to find out about this. it is not about politics. it is a very serious situation. after the fact, of course, there has also been a lot o of confusion about what happened, why it happened. i think bottom line, chris, it shows a lack of leadership and a policy in disarray and i think it is perfectly appropriate to ask these questions. is as you know, is senator mccain and i sent a letter more than two weeks guy to secretary panetta asking for answers and we haven't heard anything. we sent another letter yesterday with the additional information we are hearing directly from the president about the order that he issued. why wasn't it followed? this makes no sense.